I just want to say.... I have the sweetest boys! Some times our days are very busy and difficult (with three year old meltdowns, frustrations from a one year old that can't communicate what he wants at this point, and two full time working parents) but there are moments where I just sit back and think about how truly blessed I am with the FOUR boys in my life (Burke and Zack count too)! So this post is just full of pictures of my boys! First, our two youngest boys sported Marvel Comic bow ties for church on Sunday. (We might need to get daddy one!) While we were in Sunday School, I started getting pictures texted to me from a co-worker of Zander apparently on stage at children's church having a blast!
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Zack and I have entered a time of the year where things are really busy at both of our jobs. It seems that every day we are checking with each other to see who has the kids and if we will all be together for dinner, bath times and bedtimes. I had two evening events for work last week.... the boys went with us for one of them (skate night) and the other one I opted for Zack putting the boys to bed while I managed the parents and students at our school as they rotated between sessions for math night. It seems that since we are so busy, we are trying to enjoy any moment we have together as a family of four! Here are some pictures from our week... from playing at the house, to bath time, a trip to the science center and visiting with family from out of town! As far as milestones go.... Maddox is now saying "bye bye" and it is the cutest thing ever! He usually waves while saying it and sometimes will wave with his palm out and sometimes with his palm in as if to say "bye bye" to himself! Zander didn't really start talking until he was two and I feel that Maddox might be the same way. Now it is hard for Zander to stop talking! I can't believe I ever worried about it! haha Maddox tries to do everything his brother does.... he is getting good at climbing up the two steps of our slide and going down the slide.... either the conventional route or a "creative way".... just depending on how "graceful" he was getting to the top of the slide! He also loves "climbing" up the stairs in our house... as long as mommy or daddy is close by, of course!!
Sunday, March 5, 2017
The Houstons have all been a little under the weather lately... Maddox started everything off with a double ear infection last week. Then, Zander woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday (into Thursday morning) throwing up everywhere! I tried to do a thorough cleaning while I was home with him on Thursday but I honestly had no idea a kid his size (that eats such a little bit in general) could make such a big mess! I think the lack of sleep from all of us had taken its toll on the parents... and by Friday, Zack and I weren't feeling 100%. I had a sore throat, headache and overall tiredness. Zack has been dealing with some of the stomach issues that Zander had. Needless to say, the leisurely weekend I had looked forward to for a couple weeks now turned into the Houstons trying to recover from whatever has hit our house. We have taken naps both days when the boys napped (which is pretty unheard of). We have put any household projects on hold and have truly tried to get back to feeling 100%. Although sickness is not fun, it has given us a chance to cuddle a little more and slow down our typical fast-paced weeks.
I did want to mention that 2 years ago today, I found out that I was going to have baby #2. August 13th and March 5th always stand out to me because those two days are when I took a pregnancy test that showed a positive reading, meaning our family would be forever changed by two precious boys (regardless of whether they are healthy or sick!!)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Last Sunday we attended a friend's 2nd birthday party. We had a blast jumping and bouncing... the party was for kids young and old! Both of our boys had a blast and their parents had a pretty awesome time as well! ;)